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Paraformaldehyde, MP Biomedicals™

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Quantity:
500g
30525-89-4
CH2O
30.026
WSFSSNUMVMOOMR-UHFFFAOYSA-N
formalin, methanal, formol, methylene oxide, paraformaldehyde, oxomethane, paraform, formic aldehyde, oxymethylene, methyl aldehyde
712
CHEBI:16842
formaldehyde
C=O
30525-89-4
CH2O
30.026
WSFSSNUMVMOOMR-UHFFFAOYSA-N
formalin, methanal, formol, methylene oxide, paraformaldehyde, oxomethane, paraform, formic aldehyde, oxymethylene, methyl aldehyde
712
CHEBI:16842
formaldehyde
C=O

Used as a disinfectant and fumigant. Paraformaldehyde, MP Biomedicals is the smallest polyoxymethylene, a polymerization product of formaldehyde. It is also used in the preparation of formalin fixatives for tissues or cells when the samples are to be used

Paraformaldehyde is used as a fixative in electron microscopy and in the preparation of formalin fixatives for tissues or cells when the samples are to be used in florescence studies. It is also used in manufacturing synthetic resins. It has been used in the past for disinfecting sickrooms, clothing, linen and sickroom utensils, and as a fumigant.

Density 0.88g/mL at 25°C (Lit.)
Melting Point 120–170°C (Lit.)
Boiling Point Does not boil, gives off formaldehyde gas when heated
Quantity 500g
Solubility Information Soluble in water (hot water - ∼37% w/v; slowly soluble in cold water). Insoluble in alcohol or ether.
Formula Weight (30.03)n
Physical Form Powder

Recommended Storage : 4°C, Store Under Nitrogen.